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Ryan Knutson

Co-host and news editor of The Journal

Ryan Knutson

Ryan Knutson is the co-host of The Journal, The Wall Street Journal’s flagship daily podcast. He has worked at the Journal since 2013. Before joining the podcast, Knutson covered the wireless industry and was responsible for a string of scoops, including Verizon's $130 billion buyout of Vodafone’s stake in their joint venture; Sprint and T-Mobile’s never-ending courtship; and a hack of the 911 emergency system that spread virally on Twitter. He also spent a year on the business side of Dow Jones, helping lead the company’s strategic relations with tech companies like Apple and Google. Before WSJ, he reported for ProPublica, PBS Frontline and OPB, the NPR affiliate station in Portland, Ore. He grew up in Aloha, Ore., and graduated from the University of Oregon.


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The Wall Street Journal presents THE JOURNAL: Economy Anxiety and the Election

Sat May 4, 2024 | 1:30pm

There’s a striking disconnect between how Americans feel about the economy and the direction the economy is going. How will those feelings shape the 2024 election and how much does the economy really matter in the Biden vs. Trump rematch? Join Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson, co-hosts of podcast The Journal, as they sit down with The Wall Street Journal’s senior political correspondent Molly Ball for a live taping of the show.

The Journal is a daily podcast about money, business and power from The Wall Street Journal and Spotify.

Kate Linebaugh
Ryan Knutson
Molly Ball
Featuring: Kate Linebaugh, Ryan Knutson, Molly Ball

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